Food And Nutrition 3rd Edition - Chapter 6 Testbank

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Food And Nutrition Quizzes & Trivia

The Food and Nutrition testbanks consist of multiple choice questions that test your knowledge of the topics covered in the book. You can use these questions to check your understanding as you read through each chapter, or practise for your exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Identify the most appropriate answer to complete the following sentence. In comparison to the hunter-gatherers’ food system, the villagers’ food system:
    • A. 

      Had a more varied range of foods available

    • B. 

      Was more conducive to nutritional health

    • C. 

      Was more specialised

    • D. 

      Had a less reliable food supply

    • E. 

      Provided fewer processed foods

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a typical characteristic of a staple crop?
    • A. 

      Significant energy source in the food supply

    • B. 

      Available all year round

    • C. 

      Palatable

    • D. 

      High protein and fat content per 100g

    • E. 

      Stored easily

  • 3. 
    Which factor below was the most influential in allowing the development of large cities?
    • A. 

      Specialisation of food processing

    • B. 

      Agriculture

    • C. 

      Horse drawn wagons

    • D. 

      Rail and motor transport

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    How can an efficient and fast food transport system reduce food costs?
    • A. 

      Reducing food waste/spoilage

    • B. 

      Widening the food catchment area

    • C. 

      Increasing competition

    • D. 

      Reducing labour costs

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The second organisational level of Australia’s food industry sector is concerned with:
    • A. 

      Modifying primary produce to recognisable food items

    • B. 

      Harvesting of seafood

    • C. 

      Transportation of food produce to markets

    • D. 

      Production of cereal grains

    • E. 

      Sale of food products

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is classified as being produced under broad acre type farming?
    • A. 

      Milk

    • B. 

      Meat

    • C. 

      Fruit & Vegetables

    • D. 

      Seafood

    • E. 

      Poultry

  • 7. 
    In monetary terms the ______ industry is twice as large as the _____ industry:
    • A. 

      Food processing; agricultural

    • B. 

      Agricultural; food processing

    • C. 

      Horticultural; dairy

    • D. 

      Retail; food processing

    • E. 

      Agricultural; retail

  • 8. 
    The dollar value of primary production varies from year to year mainly due to:
    • A. 

      Weather conditions

    • B. 

      World export prices

    • C. 

      The value of the Australian dollar

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      A, b and c

  • 9. 
    Which two supermarket chains have the biggest share of the food retail market in Australia?
    • A. 

      Coles and Safeway

    • B. 

      Bi-Lo and Woolworths

    • C. 

      Aldi and Coles

    • D. 

      Coles and Woolworths

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Where or in what way do governments have the most direct and significant impact on the food supply system?
    • A. 

      At only the local level

    • B. 

      At only the international level

    • C. 

      By setting policies, regulations and levels of taxation

    • D. 

      Through their input into ANZFA and NHMRC

    • E. 

      By providing funding to involved parties

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